Chelmsford: England offspinner Graeme Swann went to hospital for an X-ray after being struck on the arm during a warm-up match against Essex on Monday, handing the team an injury scare ahead of the Ashes series against Australia.
Swann misjudged an attempted pull shot off Essex bowler Tymal Mills while batting for England on day two of the four-day match, and was hit on the right forearm.
Swann batted on, making 94, but didn't take to the field following England's declaration.
When he returned from hospital hours later, he had a bandage on his arm.
The England and Wales Cricket Board is yet to officially comment on the seriousness of Swann's injury.
The first Ashes test starts July 10 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.